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Bloomington High School North Science Olympiad Team Has Two Weeks to Raise $12,000 to Compete at National Level
State Champs Make Plea to Local Community for Donations

Bloomington, Ind. (April 30, 2007) – State champion, Bloomington High School North, has two weeks to raise $12,000 to compete at the National Science Olympiad tournament in Wichita, Kan.  Since the team receives no financial support from the school for competition, it is asking the community to donate the necessary funds to cover transportation and accommodations for the national competition. 

"We only have two weeks to raise $12,000,” commented BHSN Science Olympiad Coach Daniel O'Neill, who is also a medical student at Indiana University. “This is a perfect opportunity for the community to get involved and support our hard-working students. This team represents our country’s future scientists and engineers.”

 To help the team get to Nationals, send checks written to "Bloomington High School North Science Olympiad" to the attention of Daniel O'Neill at Bloomington High School North, 3901 N. Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404. To contact O’Neill directly, call (812) 327-7784.

 Science Olympiad is a team-based high school science competition comprised of 23 science and engineering challenges. Nearly 3,000 high schools from around the country participate at the state level. Only a fraction of those schools have the opportunity to compete at Nationals. To find out more about the competition, visit www.soinc.org.

 Bloomington North’s team has captured the state championship six times in the last seven years. "I'm tremendously proud of all the work my students put into this competition,” said O'Neill. “We've been preparing since October and it’s wonderful to see the team’s efforts recognized."